"THE EDWARDIAN BALL is an elegant and whimsical celebration of art, music, theatre, fashion, technology, circus, and the beloved creations of the late, great author Edward Gorey. Set in our own version of “Edwardian” times, this multi-media extravaganza has grown over the past decade from a small underground club night into an internationally recognized event, now operating with the blessing of The Edward Gorey Charitable Trust."
This year's festivities are being held on January 20 and 21, at The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. The Edwardian World's Faire is held on the Friday night, and is described as "a Gorey-inspired night of music, theatrics, circus, fashion, gaming, and Edwardian-tinged rock n’ roll", and The Annual Edwardian Ball, on the Saturday night, is "a whimsical, elegant festival of art, music, dance, theatre, fashion, circus, and the art and stories of beloved author Edward Gorey".
Dress suggestions by the organizers:
"Some popular themes include the Edwardian Era (early 1900s – think corsets & petticoats for the girls, top hats & vests for the boys), Edward Gorey characters (eccentric & spanning many decades, as you can see in his artwork), Tim Burton-esque (dark, humorous, eccentric), Goth, Steampunk, or just simply dressed up for an elegant night on the town!”
You can catch a glimpse of the spectacle in a preview video here, and for more details on the event click here.